Networks Announce Coverage Plans
for 2013 Inauguration
from ABC News
January 16, 2013
AN AMERICAN EVENT ON AMERICA'S NETWORK,
ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES COVERAGE FOR 2013 INAUGURATION
Coverage of President Barack Obama's Inauguration on Monday,
with "Good Morning America" at 7:00 a.m., ET / 4:00 a.m., PT
Inauguration 2013," Anchored by Diane Sawyer and George
9:30 a.m., ET / 6:30 a.m., PT
Digital to Provide Anchored Coverage Throughout the Day
Including ABCNews.com, Yahoo! and YouTube
News will provide extensive coverage of the second Presidential
Inauguration of Barack Obama on the ABC Television Network, its digital
platforms including ABCNews.com and ABC's mobile apps, Yahoo!, and
Coverage will begin on Sunday morning,
January 20, with a special edition of "This Week with George
Stephanopoulos," in which Stephanopoulos and the powerhouse roundtable
will examine the big issues confronting the President as he begins his
second term. Minutes before noon on Sunday, Diane Sawyer and George
Stephanopoulos will anchor a special report to the ABC Television
Network on Sunday as the President is formally sworn in during a
ceremony at the White House. On Sunday evening "ABC World News with
David Muir" will originate from Capitol Hill.
Monday, January 21, ABC's live broadcast coverage will begin at 7:00
a.m., ET / 4:00 a.m., PT with "Good Morning America (Special Inaugural
Edition)," co-anchored by George Stephanopoulos in Washington DC.
Stephanopoulos will be joined in the nation's capital by Josh Elliott.
This will be followed from 9:00-9:30 a.m., ET / 6:00-6:30 a.m., PT by a
"Special Edition of Good Morning America."
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., ET / 6:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., PT, Diane Sawyer
and George Stephanopoulos will anchor "ABC News Inauguration 2013,"
special coverage of Barack Obama's second Inauguration on the ABC
Television Network from the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. Coverage
will include all events from the swearing-in ceremony and Obama's
Inaugural Address to the Inaugural Procession, as well as reaction from
around the nation. In addition, Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will speak
with former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will be joined by a team of ABC News
anchors, correspondents, and analysts including:
* Jonathan Karl, Martha Raddatz and David Muir reporting from
* Barbara Walters
* Bill Weir reporting from the Washington Mall
* Josh Elliott, Deborah Roberts, Cecilia Vega and Reena Ninan
reporting from the parade route
* Terry Moran
* Pierre Thomas reporting on the day's security operations
ABC News political contributors Matthew Dowd, George Will, Cokie
Roberts, Donna Brazile and Nicolle Wallace providing insights and
* Author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama and
editor of The New Yorker David Remnick
* Historians Mark Updegrove and Lonnie Bunch
will continue on Monday evening with a special edition of "ABC World
News with Diane Sawyer" from the Newseum at 6:30 p.m., ET. A special
edition of "Nightline" will provide the whole picture looking back on
the events of the day and will take viewers inside the Inaugural Balls.
"Nightline" airs at 12:35 a.m., ET.
Digital and Yahoo! News will jointly produce live-streamed coverage of
the 2013 Presidential Inauguration for ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, Yahoo!
News, GoodMorningAmerica.com, ABC News' iPad & iPhone apps, ABC
News affiliate websites, as well as for the ABC News YouTube channel.
ABC News-Yahoo! News live-streamed coverage of the Second Inauguration
of Barack Obama kicks off on Sunday, January 20 with a special report
on the President's official oath of office at 11:55 a.m., ET followed
by continuous coverage on Monday, January 21 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00
p.m., ET. Coverage will be anchored by ABC News' Dan Harris along with
Yahoo! News reporter Olivier Knox.
ABC News' team of anchors and correspondents will contribute to
special live stream coverage throughout the day including:
* "GMA" weekend anchor and business correspondent Bianna Golodryga
in New York
* Digital correspondent Dan Kloeffler reporting from the National
* Senior Washington editor Rick Klein in Washington, DC.
* Correspondent Reena Ninan talking to crowds along the parade
will also include on-the-ground reporting and analysis from Yahoo!
News' Jeff Greenfield, Phoebe Connelly, Chris Moody and Walter Shapiro,
along with a lineup of all-star guests, contributors and Washington
* Ben Smith, editor-in-chief for BuzzFeed
* Walter Schieb, former White House executive chef
* Kevin Caffee, senior editor for Washington Life
* Lori Bergamotto, fashion writer for Lucky Magazine
* Eric Draper, official photographer for George W. Bush
* Michael Waldman, former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton
coverage will continue with a live feed from both Inaugural balls. ABC
News and Yahoo! News will also stream a special post-Inaugural show,
"After: The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama," on Tuesday,
January 22 at 10:00 a.m., ET, anchored by ABC News' Dan Kloeffler and
Yahoo! News' Phoebe Connelly.
its network of political blogs, including George's Bottom Line, The
Note, and OTUSNews.com, will provide comprehensive coverage from the
ABC News Political Unit of all the must-see Inauguration moments.
Editorial content will include news stories, photo slideshows,
Inauguration trivia and original, web-only videos such as "History of
the Inauguration" and "Politically Dressed." In addition, ABC News will
incorporate enhanced navigation, interactive features and infographics
to encourage participation from viewers (more here).
ABC News iPad App will also offer tablet users all-day access to live
video, interactive graphics and a continuously updated social feed. The
live stream feed can be found on ABCNews.com, located at
abcnews.com/live, and includes additional features (more here).
News Radio will provide one-minute Presidential Inauguration status
reports starting at 5:30 a.m., ET on Sunday, January 20. Aaron Katersky
will anchor a live one-hour report at 11:00 a.m., ET, as the President
is formally sworn in at the White House on Sunday.
Monday ABC News Radio will provide live coverage of the Inaugural
ceremony anchored by Aaron Katersky between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.,
ET. ABC News Radio's team of correspondents including Ann Compton, Vic
Ratner, Steven Portnoy and Andy Field will contribute
on-the-ground-reporting and analysis of the Inaugural ceremony and
parade; Sam Donaldson will report on the swearing-in of Barack Obama
from the steps of Capitol Hill; and Trey Hardin and Steve Roberts will
provide insight from ABC News Headquarters in Washington, DC. In
addition, ABC News Radio will air a one-hour report as with President
Obama's greetings to the crowd at 2:00 p.m., ET.
NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service, will have correspondents
Tahman Bradley, Brandi Hitt and Karen Travers reporting live from the
Capitol all day Sunday and Monday. NewsOne will also be providing
production services for a number of ABC stations and international
partners on site, including BBC and Univision.
Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special
ABC News Media Relations: David Ford
PRESS RELEASE from CBS
January 16, 2013
SCOTT PELLEY WILL LEAD THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM
POLITICAL JOURNALISTS DURING CBS NEWS’ COVERAGE OF THE 2013
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION ON MONDAY, JAN. 21
Coverage Will be Broadcast from 7:00 AM-4:00 PM, ET
Correspondent Bob Schieffer Will Anchor an
Inauguration-Themed Edition of “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Jan. 20
Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning” Will
Originate From Washington D.C.
will Simulcast the Network’s Broadcast Coverage
Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley will lead CBS
News’ live, comprehensive and multi-platform coverage of the 2013
Presidential Inauguration from Washington, D.C., including the official
swearing in of President Barack Obama on Sunday, Jan. 20.
Inauguration Day coverage will be broadcast on Monday, Jan. 21
(7:00 AM-4:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network and will feature
key ceremonies, as well as original reporting from the most experienced
team of political journalists on television.
starts with an extended three-hour CBS THIS MORNING
(7:00-10:00 AM, ET) co-hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah
O’Donnell from the National Mall.
Immediately following CBS THIS MORNING, Pelley will begin anchoring CBS
News’ day-long Inauguration broadcast (10:00 AM-4:00 PM, ET). He will
be joined on-site by Chief Washington Correspondent and FACE THE NATION
Anchor Bob Schieffer and O’Donnell from the National
to the coverage will be Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett,
Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Margaret Brennan, Jan Crawford, John
Dickerson, John Miller, Byron Pitts, Bill Plante and Chip
also will anchor the CBS EVENING NEWS (6:30-7:00PM, ET/PT) from
will anchor an Inauguration-themed edition of FACE THE NATION
on Sunday, Jan. 20
(10:30 AM, ET, check local listings). Also on Sunday, Pelley will
anchor coverage of the President’s swearing-in ceremony at the
Inauguration coverage kicks off with CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY
on Jan. 19 (7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT). The broadcast will be anchored by
Rebecca Jarvis and Anthony Mason from the National Mall.
will stream the Network’s Inauguration coverage on Monday, Jan.
addition, CBSNews.com will also feature additional live
related events, interactive slide shows, in-depth analysis of President
Obama's first term and reports on what’s ahead in his second
News will provide live, anchored and short-form special reports
of the Inaugural ceremonies beginning on Sunday, Jan. 20. CBS
Radio News will broadcast live anchored coverage of the public event at
the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21
(11:30 AM-1:00 PM, ET), as well as special reports throughout the day
and a wrap-up program of the day's events at 4:10 PM, ET. CBS Radio
News will also simulcast CBS News’ televised inauguration
CBS Radio News’ coverage will be available to the Network’s 580
affiliates, as well as on a web stream and apps for iPhone and Android
SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
JANUARY 16, 2013 -- NBC News, America’s leading news organization, will
provide in-depth coverage of the second Inauguration of President
Barack Obama across all broadcast and digital platforms as the
network’s top anchors and correspondents report from throughout the
Weekend broadcasts of “NBC Nightly News” and
“TODAY” will cover the events leading up to Monday’s formal ceremony,
“Meet the Press” will dedicate a roundtable discussion to analysis of
the president’s second term, and a special report on Sunday will bring
the constitutional swearing-in at the White House into viewers’ homes.
Monday, January 21st, NBC’s network coverage will begin with “TODAY” at
7am ET and continue with a special report covering the ceremony and
parade, followed by a full hour of “NBC Nightly News” at 6:30pm ET. The
NBC Owned Stations and NBC Newschannel will also provide extensive
coverage during local newscasts. Key events will be live streamed on
NBCNews.com and on the NBC Owned Stations’ web sites, which will
provide additional coverage tailored to their local audiences.
Full details of on-air programming and online features are below.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th - 20th
“NBC Nightly News” (6:30pm - 7:00pm ET)
Lester Holt will anchor from Washington, DC on both Saturday and Sunday.
“TODAY” (8:00am - 9:00am ET)
Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe, and Dylan Dreyer will lead
special coverage from Washington, DC on Sunday morning.
“Meet the Press” (9:00am - 10:00am ET)
Gregory will moderate a roundtable discussion about President Obama’s
second term featuring presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC
News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe
Scarborough, former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod, and NBC News
chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel.
NBC News Special Report (11:55 am ET)
Holt will anchor a mid-day special report along with David Gregory as
President Obama takes the oath of office in a brief ceremony at the
White House. This oath-taking fulfills the constitutional requirement
that the President take the oath of office prior to the start of his
second term at noon on Sunday, January 20th. Because the
constitutionally mandated date falls on a Sunday, the public
Inauguration ceremony will take place on Monday, January 21st.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21st
“TODAY” (7:00am - 10:00am ET)
Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Al Roker, and Willie Geist
will lead a special edition of “Today” live from Washington, DC.
NBC News Special Report (10:00am - approx. 4:00pm ET)
Brian Williams will anchor continuing special coverage from Capitol
Hill, joined by David Gregory and Savannah Guthrie.
contributors will include: Tom Brokaw; Chuck Todd from the White House
and the White House parade reviewing stand; Lester Holt, Andrea
Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell, Luke Russert, and Ron Mott at the Capitol;
Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker, Erica Hill, and Tamron Hall
along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route; Craig Melvin on the
National Mall; Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker at the White House;
and Richard Engel. Presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and
Michael Beschloss will join the coverage as well.
“NBC Nightly News” (6:30pm - 7:30pm ET)
Brian Williams will anchor an expanded one-hour broadcast live from
NBC NEWS DIGITAL
NBCNews.com will live stream NBC News’ special broadcast of the
swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Sunday; and Monday’s network
coverage of the Inauguration. The site will also feature a 180-degree
panoramic view of Monday’s ceremony.
* NBC Owned Stations’ web sites
will live stream the NBC News broadcast, in addition to coverage
customized to their local audiences.
* The NBC News app for Xbox will also live stream the network’s
Inauguration coverage on Monday.
theGrio.com will live stream coverage of the events at the MLK Memorial
and interview visitors about the importance of Dr. King and the
symbolic connection between the national holiday and the Inauguration
of President Obama.
* The NBC News coverage team will post in real-time to social media
using the hashtag #NBCPolitics.
* On Twitter, @NBCNews will live-tweet the swearing-in and Inauguration
NBC News will offer a unique second screen experience on the Zeebox
platform. Within the app, users will have a curated view of all
real-time social media and can share images and quotes from the
Inauguration across Facebook, Twitter and more.
* NBCNews.com will
feature user-generated photos and other curated using the Chute
platform. Users will be able to view photos from other users in
different locations in and around Washington, DC.
* Real-time photos
will be posted to social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
In addition, NBC News will continually update Storify to display the
social media story of the Inauguration.
* NBC News will make use of
an on-air Twicker powered by Mass Relevance to curate the best social
reporting from the network’s journalists and notable attendees.
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PRESS RELEASE from CNN
January 16, 2013
CNN's Coverage of The Presidential
Instagram and Facebook Team Up for an Interactive Inauguration
CNN will anchor
special coverage of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama
Sunday, Jan. 20 through Monday, Jan. 21 from locations on the National
Mall, Capitol Hill, Lafayette Park and on the parade route at Freedom
Plaza. For the first time, CNN, Instagram and Facebook will offer
inauguration go-ers an opportunity to be a part of the coverage on CNN
and CNN.com by using the hashtag #CNN to share their stories. Most of
CNN’s coverage will originate from the National Mall, where the network
has built a large broadcast platform designed to let television viewers
experience the ceremonies firsthand.
On Sunday, when a private swearing-in
ceremony will take place at the White House, Wolf Blitzer
and Anderson Cooper will be joined by John
Berman, Kate Bolduan, Gloria Borger,
Erin Burnett, Candy Crowley, John
King, Don Lemon, Piers Morgan
and Soledad O’Brien starting at 10 a.m. and leading
up to a prime time special at 8 p.m. Inauguration eve special editions
of Piers Morgan Tonight and Anderson Cooper 360º
On Monday, Jan. 21, Early Start
with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting
Point with Soledad O’Brien
will kick off the day’s coverage at 5 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m., Wolf
Blitzer will be joined by John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Soledad O’Brien
and Jessica Yellin, live from the U.S. Capitol West
Front, while Anderson Cooper will be on the National Mall with Gloria
Borger, David Gergen, John King, Brooke
Baldwin and Don Lemon. HLN’s Robin
Meade and Christi Paul will be reporting for
both CNN and HLN from the National Mall.
Candy Crowley will anchor State of
the Union on Sunday from the Mall and on Monday she will report
from the inauguration ceremony platform. Also reporting will be Dana
Bash, Jim Acosta, Brianna Keilar,
Joe Johns and Tom Foreman.
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
will be live from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Lafayette Park, the location of
the presidential viewing stands. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Anderson
Cooper, Piers Morgan and Erin Burnett will co-anchor the network’s
special coverage. Cooper will be live from the Mall; Morgan and Burnett
will be live from inside the inaugural balls. At 10 p.m., Anderson
Cooper 360º will broadcast live to wrap up the day’s events.
Throughout the Inaugural weekend,
commentary and analysis will be provided by CNN political contributors John
Avlon, Paul Begala, Cornell Belcher,
Donna Brazile, Ron Brownstein, Alex
Castellanos, Ari Fleischer, Margaret
Hoover, Van Jones, Ryan Lizza,
Roland Martin and Ana Navarro. Also
on hand to contribute commentary will be: Bill Burton,
strategist for Priorities USA Action and former deputy press
secretary for Pres. Obama; Jodi Kantor, New York
Times reporter and author of “The Obamas;” David Maraniss,
Post associate editor and author of “Barack Obama: The
Story;” Dee Dee Myers, Vanity Fair contributing
editor and former White House press secretary during Pres. Clinton’s
first term; and Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal
analyst and author of "The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme
Court." Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
will offer her expert perspective.
Instagram and Facebook
CNN and Instagram have teamed up to offer a multimedia look at the
crowds who will gather for the inaugural ceremonies. From Jan. 18 – 21,
CNN will ask people attending inauguration events to take a photo of
themselves ‘in the crowd’ and post to Instagram with the hashtag
Users will be encouraged to share a personal detail about their
participation: why they made the trip, what they expect from the next
four years and who they are. The photos will be displayed in an
interactive visualization for CNN.com and the best entries will appear
in a global slideshow on CNN.
Additionally, CNN and Facebook will
again partner to surface the most viral moments, photos and terms as
they spread across the world’s largest social network, telling the
story firsthand about the communities most engaged around the
inauguration and what terms dominated the social conversation. CNN will
ask our viewers through Facebook to identify, rate and react to the
viral moments as they happen.
On Monday, Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., CNN will offer
unrestricted access to the network’s TV broadcast and inauguration
programming via the CNN.com homepage
and CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad. Users can watch alternative
inaugural festivities at CNN.com/live,
CNN’s mobile apps and mobile website. Inauguration-related articles,
analysis and interactives can be found on CNNPolitics.com, the CNN Political Ticker, CNN’s
Blog and at www.cnn.com/inauguration.
Social media users can follow and
contribute to CNN’s coverage by visiting CNNPolitics on
Facebook and by following @CNNPolitics
on Twitter. GetGlue users can check in to CNN’s The Presidential
Inauguration coverage for exclusive limited-edition stickers.
CNN International and CNN
On Monday, Jan. 21, CNN International will simulcast domestic
programming from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CNN en Español will offer
updates starting at 6 a.m. on Café CNN and through the 11 a.m.
Actualidad en Vivo. The network will carry the inauguration ceremony
and parade live. CNN en Español’s afternoon and prime time
Nuestro Mundo, Directo USA, Panorama Mundial and Conclusiones will be
broadcast live from Washington, DC.
HLN’s presidential inauguration coverage will focus on “people, not
policy,” and explore issues related to where Americans want to be in
the next four years. On Monday, Jan. 21, Morning Express host Robin
Meade will anchor live from our nation’s capital from 6 a.m. to 10
a.m., with on-location reports from HLN’s Ryan Smith. Kyra Phillips,
based at HLN headquarters in Atlanta, will provide continued live
coverage of the day’s events from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CNN Newsource will provide its affiliates extensive, on the ground
coverage from reporters Tory Dunnan, Rene
Marsh and Emily Schmidt.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted
source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and
satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two
radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network,
the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN
Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and
strategic international partnerships within both television and the
ALL TIMES EASTERN
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE
OF THE 2013 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
Day Coverage Hosted by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews
“Morning Joe” Live From The Dubliner – Jan. 21 and 22
NEW YORK – January 16, 2013 – MSNBC will
present continuing coverage of
The Second Inauguration of Barack Obama from Sunday, January 20 through
Tuesday, January 22.
Sunday, January 20:
“Up w/ Chris Hayes” (8:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET) and “Melissa Harris-Perry”
(10:00 a.m. - noon) will originate from Washington, DC.
News Chief White House Correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “The Daily
Rundown” will anchor coverage of the private swearing in of the
President beginning at 11:50 a.m. ET. Alex Witt picks up with “Weekends
with Alex Witt” beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Monday, January 21:
Too Early” and an extended "Morning Joe" will be live from The Dubliner
from 5:30-10:00 a.m. ET, with hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski
and Willie Geist. Guests will include former Secretary of State Colin
Powell, Sen. Tim Kaine, David Axelrod, Maureen Dowd, Mike Barnicle,
Michael Steele and Alex Wagner. The broadcast is open to the public.
More information can be found here: http://on.msnbc.com/SEATm1
Inauguration Day coverage will continue live from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00
p.m. ET hosted by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews with Lawrence
O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and Rev. Al Sharpton from Washington, DC.
will include Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, Joy-Ann Reid,
Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Steve Schmidt, Ed Rendell, Howard
Fineman, Michael Steele, Jon Meacham, Jonathan Alter, Michael Eric
Dyson, and Maria Teresa Kumar among others. Correspondents will include
Chuck Todd from the White House and the White House parade reviewing
stand; Andrea Mitchell and Luke Russert from the Capitol; Alex Witt,
Tamron Hall, and Chris Jansing from the Pennsylvania Avenue parade
route; and Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker from the White House.
regularly scheduled programing picks up at 4 p.m. ET with “Martin
Bashir” and continues through primetime, with hosts live from the
Tuesday, January 22:
“Way Too Early”
and "Morning Joe" will be live from The Dubliner from 5:30 a.m. – 9
a.m. EST, with hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist.
The broadcast is open to the public.
online (tv.msnbc.com, facebook/msnbc, twitter.com/msnbc) will be the
digital companion to MSNBC TV on Inauguration Day. Follow @msnbc and
use #msnbc for updates and news throughout Inauguration Day. Viewers
will be encouraged to contribute their Inauguration photos and
reactions via twitter and facebook.